Helping to shape and grow your business

Since 2013, Quintessential Consulting has been helping business leaders make more informed, confident and effective decisions in a rapidly changing world, resulting in greater levels of organisational resilience that is more capable of addressing the complex problems that we are faced with today. We have a proven track record delivering outcomes to Government, Defence, Industry and small to medium businesses through upskilling, job creation and building Sovereign Australian Industry Capability.

    Advantages in working with us include:

    • Working in partnership so that you retain ownership of the solution
    • Transfer of knowledge and skills to ensure continuity of the improvements upon completion
    • Separation of the ‘strategic’ and ‘operational’ to help you optimise ‘on-the-business’ whilst working ‘in the business’

    As a boutique consultancy we offer:

    • Personalised services based on your specific needs
    • Bespoke solutions, not generic templates
    • Expert consultants with lived experience and working knowledge of the sector


    Our approach: 

    Our approach is based on empowering your people to make better and more informed decisions because knowing HOW  to think will empower you far beyond knowing WHAT to think.

    Strategic Business Advice

    • Governance & Assurance
    • Strategy Development & Implementation

    Change & Transformation

    • Business Improvement
    • Organisational Analysis

    Capability Building

    • Executive Coaching
    • Professionalisation

    Small-Medium Business Growth

    • Business Maturity
    • ISO Certification support

    Organisational Resilience

    • Disaster Preparation & Management
    • Crisis Management

    Defence Sector

    • Defence Growth & Business readiness
    • Defence Business Advisory

    What’s behind the name?

    The name “Quintessential” was inspired by the book “The Fifth Discipline”.

    The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organisation by Peter Senge (a scholar at MIT) explores group problem solving and the creation of learning organisations. It introduces five disciplines with which to develop the following three learning capabilities.

    • fostering aspiration
    • developing reflective conversation, and
    • understanding complexity

    Putting purpose & people over profit

    We leverage the following disciplines as the foundational principles for what we do and how we work. They are:

    Personal Mastery:  continually clarifying and deepening our personal vision of focusing our energies, developing our patience, and better understanding our current reality.

    Mental Models: challenging our deeply held assumptions that influence how we understand the world and how we take action.

    Building Shared Vision: unearthing common desires that foster genuine commitment rather than compliance.

    Team Learning: open dialogue and suspending judgement to create an environment where team members can ‘think independently together’

    And is all underpinned by…

    Systems Thinking: 

    A framework for seeing interrelationships rather than things, for seeing patterns rather than static snapshots and appreciating the whole strategic picture rather than what is at face value. By employing systems thinking, we help you gain a deeper understanding of complex problems that you encounter, create more resilient and sustainable systems and ultimately make more effective decisions.




    We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work and recognise these lands as a place of family, community and learning.

    As the world’s oldest living cultures, we recognise that Australia always has been and always will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land. We who come from many places pay our respects to Elders throughout all time and commit to learning from the knowledge, traditions, stories, spirituality and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as we learn to live on their land.

    We walk together to solidarity to recognise the pain of the past and to share our hopes for the future.

    Quintessential collaborates with Indigenous businesses as a way of respecting and supporting the rights, cultures and aspirations of Indigenous Australians. Indigenous businesses are diverse and innovative, contributing to the economic and social development of their communities and the nation. By partnering with Indigenous businesses, Quintessential can benefit from their unique knowledge, skills and perspectives, as well as create opportunities for mutual learning and growth.

    Some of our clients.